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Reeve Hamilton covers higher education and politics for The Texas Tribune and hosts the Tribune's weekly podcast. His writing has also appeared in Texas Monthly and The Texas Observer. Born in Houston and raised in Massachusetts, he has a bachelor's degree in English from Vanderbilt University.

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Bob Daemmrich

Attorney General's Review of UT Law School Released

A now-defunct forgivable loan program at the UT law school — which spawned a raging controversy — lacked transparency and accountability, a newly released review conducted by the attorney general's office found.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: The Start of the 84th Legislative Session

Reeve, Evan, Emily and Ross discuss the first day of session, the results of the speaker's race, the tactics of some open carry advocates, the biennial revenue estimate, and what happens when lawmakers mention Hitler on Twitter.

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Graphic by Emily Albracht

By the Numbers: The Inauguration Celebration

This year, for the first time in a while, there will be new faces in the spotlight as Austin prepares for its quadrennial inauguration festivities. A two-day, $4 million bash is set to usher Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick into office.

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Sean K. Harp

Wasting Little Time, McRaven Plots His Course

Four days into his new job atop the UT System, Chancellor William McRaven likens it to his days as a Navy admiral. Trust helps, conflicts need to be settled and the troops — now it's the students — come first.

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Graphic by Todd Wiseman

TribCast: Runoffs, Record Votes and Printable Guns

Reeve, Evan, Ross and Morgan discuss the results of the latest round of elections, the fate of gubernatorial appointees in the new administration, plans to print guns at the Capitol, and what a record vote in the speaker's race might reveal.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

Lakey Leaving DSHS, but Not Public Health

It's official: David Lakey is leaving his job as the state's public health chief for a new academic post. His move comes as lawmakers are considering consolidating the state's health agencies, which could've meant changes for Lakey. 


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Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force

Chancellor McRaven: Time to Move Past UT Conflicts

On his first day as chancellor of the UT System, Admiral Bill McRaven, the former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said the system needed to move beyond the conflicts that have marked the last few years.


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